Oklahoma Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information
State Code Agency:
Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission:
2401 NW 23rd St.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107.
Phone (405) 521-6501
Fax (405) 521-6504
What Current Oklahoma Building Code and Editions Are Adopted?
- 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2015 International Fire Code (IFC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED
Codes are adopted locally. The OUBCC has adopted nationally recognized base-model codes with modifications through the state’s rulemaking process. All jurisdictions in the state of Oklahoma have the ability to adopt these minimum codes for their area. These jurisdictions may also adopt codes that are more restrictive. Each jurisdiction has adopted a variety of editions of the codes. The State has provided a base model for adoption however; it appears some jurisdictions have adopted earlier editions of the code.
|State Licensing||Resident electrical, mechanical, and plumbing contractors must be licensed. There are special requirements for non-resident contractors. See website for details.|
|State Building Code||The State of Oklahoma has adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), the 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), and the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC),
Oklahoma requires Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing contractors to obtain a license, as well as roofing contractors. The roofing requirement went into effect after January 1, 2011.
|State Licensing Division||https://www.chooselicensedcontractors.ok.gov/|
|State Fire Marshall|
|State Environmental Permit||https://www.deq.state.ok.us/|
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